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lack of physical activity in combination with excess calorie intake and frequent consumption of ‘fast food’ causes a high prevalence of obesity in developed societies . Obesity in turn predisposes to metabolic and cardiovascular disease , and it is becoming increasingly clear that the dietary habits in Western societies (“too much”, “too fatty”, “too salty”) and a high body mass index (BMI) also constitute risk factors for autoimmune diseases
We found a positive correlation between exacerbation rates and sodium intake in a multivariate model adjusted for age, gender, disease duration, smoking status, vitamin D levels, body mass index and treatment. We found an exacerbation rate that was 2.75-fold (95% CI 1.3 to 5.8) or 3.95-fold (95% CI 1.4 to 11.2) higher in patients with medium or high sodium intakes compared with the low-intake group. Additionally, individuals with high-sodium intake had a 3.4-fold greater chance of developing a new lesion on the MRI and on average had eight more T2 lesions on MRI. A similar relationship was found in the independent replication group.
...but I really don't think autoimmune diseases are caused by diet.
The problem with cancer related diseases is that he human immune system does not recognize the cancer cells as a threat to the body. So if a person with cancer takes a vitamin the cancer cells actually benefits va from the nutritional value of the supplement.
A brief explanation of the proteins in the body that regulate cell growth is also helpful in understanding cancer cells. Our DNA carries genes that in turn are the blueprint for proteins produced in the body. Some of these proteins are growth factors, chemicals that tell cells to divide and grow. Other proteins work to suppress growth. Mutations in particular genes (for example those caused by tobacco smoke, radiation, ultraviolet radiation, and other carcinogens) can result in the abnormal production of proteins. Too many may be produced, or not enough, or it could be that the proteins are abnormal and function differently.
Nonetheless cancer cells grow faster the common human cells...
Drinking Pepsi or Coca Cola with is equivalent to 48 tea spoons full of sugar have more to do with Diabetes than Auto-immune issues.
As is consuming two pounds of starch every day and in relation to a standard diet since one developed teeth.
The Pancreases is simply overtasked by such a diet.
originally posted by: shockedonlooker
Doesn't surprise me. My oncologist just smirks and gives me the "crazy conspiracy person" look when I refuse vaccines and flu shot.
"One of the true tests of a fanatic is whether or not he takes his own medicine—or believes his own press releases." ~ Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.
Many doctors and health‐care practitioners do not get vaccinated and do not vaccinate their children. Why not?
• They know vaccines are not proven to be safe or effective.
• They know vaccines contain dangerous substances.
• They know vaccines cause serious health problems.
• They have treated patients with serious side effects from vaccines.
A survey of general practitioners published on Healthcare Republic, the website of GP magazine, found that up to 60% of GPs may decline vaccination. A much bigger survey of nurses published a week ago by Nursing Times found that a third of 1,500 nurses would refuse vaccination. But the biggest problem in persuading people and healthcare professionals to have the jab may be the relative shortage of evidence from trials about its safety and efficacy.
Over half UK doctors, third of nurses, to refuse flu vaccine
Protecting Their Own: The Unofficial Vaccination Policy of Doctors in the Know
I recently reconnected with a mainstream doctor affiliated with a large hospital and a thriving practice in the midwest. These were his words as they were spoken to me. For the purpose of protecting his anonymity I will refer to him as "The Doctor."
"You do not question vaccines openly. It's not done. I know I sound ridiculous here but it's like Nazi Germany. Really, I know it sounds silly. I mean, in our own groups, of course, we question vaccines all the time, among ourselves, but you never ever say it openly. You have to understand, doctors are scientists. We pride ourselves on our knowledge. You just don't question, they look at you like you're crazy.
I have to tell you to vaccinate because if I don't and your kid gets sick, I get sued. I am legally responsible. My partners are always telling me, "You make them vaccinate on schedule or they are out." You know you could get in a lot of trouble for not vaccinating yourself--you know that though--you have a medical background." Link
The interesting thing about type 2 diabetes from an IMP perspective is how massage can reduce the bodies resistance to insulin.